Meat Loaf to receive classic song award

Meat Loaf is to receive a “classic song” award for his epic 'Bat Out Of Hell', it was announced today.

Music magazine Q will present the accolade to the rock musician for the nine minute 50 second song as one of the winners of the Q Awards 2008.

Multi-platinum and Grammy-award winning artist Meat Loaf is known for some of the biggest-selling albums of all time as well as the long chart duration of his records.

He has sold more than 70 million albums world-wide.

Meat Loaf said he was “honoured” to receive the award.

Paul Rees, editor in chief of the magazine, said: “There are some songs that transcend such things as time and genre, and Bat Out Of Hell is assuredly one of them.”

Meat Loaf will fly into London to receive his “golden Q” award in person next Monday.

Here are the Q Awards 2008 with Russian Standard Vodka nominations:

:: Breakthrough artist

Duffy

Adele

Santogold

Bon Iver

Gabriella Cilmi

:: Best new act

Fleet Foxes

Glasvegas

The Ting Tings

The Last Shadow Puppets

Vampire Weekend

:: Best track

Keane – Spiralling

Duffy – Mercy

Coldplay – Violet Hill

Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

:: Best video

Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor

Coldplay – Violet Hill

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

Goldfrapp – Happiness

:: Best live act

Kaiser Chiefs

Kings Of Leon

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

The Verve

Rage Against The Machine

:: Best album

Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

Nick Cave And The Band Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!

:: Best act in the world today

Coldplay

Oasis

Muse

Metallica

Kings Of Leon

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